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Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias is the President of Venezuela. As the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Chavez promotes a political doctrine of participatory democracy, socialism and Latin American and Caribbean cooperation. He is also a critic of neoliberalism, globalization, and United States foreign policy.Ellner, Steve. "The 'Radical' Thesis on Globalisation and the Case of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez" Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 29, No. 6, Globalization and Globalism in Latin America and the Caribbean. , pp. 8893. Stable URL.
A career military officer, Chavez founded the left-wing Fifth Republic Movement after orchestrating a failed 1992 coup d'etat against former President Carlos Andres Perez. Chavez was elected President in 1998 with a campaign centering on promises of aiding Venezuela's poor majority, and was reelected in 2000 and in 2006. Domestically, Chavez has maintained nationwide Bolivarian Missions, whose goals are to combat disease, illiteracy, malnutrition, poverty, and other social ills. Abroad, Chavez has acted against the Washington Consensus by supporting alternative models of economic development, and has advocated cooperation among the world's poor nations, especially those in Latin America.
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''Hugo Chavez Venezuela's Redeemer''
"Two fingers to America"
"Venezuela - Bolivarian Revolution"
"Venezuela President Hugo Chavez: Interview"
"Venezuela to Expel New Tribes Mission"
Chavez Says Castro Fighting for Life.
Chavez demands Pope apologize for Indian comments
"Health and Neoliberalism: Venezuela and Cuba",
Inter-American Court of Human Rights Del Caracazo Case Judgment of 11 November 1999
"Building a Democratic, Humanist Socialism: The Political Challenge of the 21st Century".
Wall Street Journal Claims Chavez Oil Policy "Aims to Weaken US", Stephen Lendman, COA News
La Rana Dorada - La violencia en Colombia (II), Carlos Vidales, Stockholm, 1997
Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela, James Suggett, Merida, 27 August 2009
"Venezuelas Chavez Closes World Social Forum with Call to Transcend Capitalism"
"An Empty Revolution: The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chavez".
Chavez promises more radical turn toward socialism.
Venezuela's OAS Rep: Opposition Human Rights Claims a Smear Campaign
"Using oil to spread revolution" (retitled to "Venezuela and Latin America")
"Guyana to Try for Better Oil Rates Under Caracas Accord".
"Chavez Pushes Petro-Diplomacy"
Food, farms the new target for Venezuela's Chavez
Venezuela: Mission Impossible (retitled to "Poverty in Venezuela").
"Venezuela: The sickly stench of corruption" (retitled to "Corruption in Venezuela".
"Country Briefings: Venezuela Factsheet".
Declaraciones del Ministerio de Comunicacion e Informacion
"Free Speech is Alive and Well in Venezuela"
Chavez to shut down opposition TV.
"Radio Caracas TV loses its license"
"Pulling the Plug on Anti-Chavez TV"
"It's a Coup: your sets will adjust accordingly,"
"Anti-Chavez Channel Is Taken Down "
Station was never closed as claimed Venezuela's RCTV Reappears on Cable and Satellite
CPJ urges Chavez to allow RCTV to stay on the air
IPI condemns shutdown of RCTV television station in Venezuela
"Channeling His Energies: Venezuelans riveted by president's TV show".
"Venezuela sets up 'CNN rival'"
The Hugo Chavez Show
The Rise and Rule of 'Hurricane Hugo'
Barbara Walters interviews Hugo Chavez
The Politics of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez
Profile: Hugo Chavez
In Search of Hugo Chavez.
Hugo Chavez Interview.
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